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BY MICHAEL D’ANGELO /// Sports Editor
While the end of May for many of us is a time of blissful indulgence in the aphrodisiac that is the summer sun, Kevin Dadik (’14) will be competing in the World Jiu Jitsu championships.
“I hyperextended a guy’s elbow,” said Dadik about his first place victory in this past years Revolutions competition. “I had the lock and was applying pressure and he wasn’t tapping. I applied more pressure and he wasn’t tapping. And there we go.”
Dadik, a history major, has been competing in Jiu Jitsu competitions since he started in high school.
“Going unconscious is not uncommon from a choke, but I’ve probably done it two or three times [to my oppenents].”
Kevin will be competing against 130 other registered participants in the adult blue-belt lightweight division, where he has been competing for some time, which willbe moved to purple belt after worlds.
“It’s not some mystical thing. For me it is a sport. It’s something I do for recreation and for competition, but I’m not expecting any enlightenment out of it.”